Winter sports. In Markstein, snowshoeing for everyone and for all occasions, including Valentine’s Day

The tourist office of the Guebwiller region offers snowshoe trails. An opportunity to share a moment of relaxation in a friendly atmosphere, coming together in the forest, accompanied by a professional guide who can help you discover the treasures of the mountains.

Practical information common to all hikes: all snowshoe hikes are professionally guided / snowshoes and poles are provided / baby carriers, dogs and sleds are not allowed. If there is not enough snow cover, the walk will be replaced by a walk.

Reservation required at the Guebwiller region tourism office on 03 89 76 10 63 –

➤ Discovery snowshoe hikes

Want to know a new way to enjoy hiking in the mountains? Learn about snowshoeing in a friendly atmosphere! A guide will interpret the mountain environment to combine physical activity, culture and pleasure. A sense of freedom in the heart of great natural spaces. Departure point: in front of Markstein reception house, at 9:45 a.m. Prices: 25 euros for adults, 20 euros for teenagers 12-17 years, 15 euros for children 6-11 years/child contact the office. Sundays: 29/01, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 12/03, 26/03.

Enjoy the tranquility of nature

➤ Night snowshoeing

What better way to start the weekend than with snowshoes on your feet in the mountains! An opportunity to take advantage of the tranquility of nature, to explore the winter mountains in friendly conditions at night. Departure point: in front of the welcome center in Markstein Fridays at 18:00 and Saturdays at 17:45 Prices: adults €25, teenagers 12-17 €20, children from 11 to 8 €15/ contact the office for the youngest. Friday 27 and Saturday 28 January; Friday 3, Friday 10, Saturday 11, Friday 17, Saturday 18, Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February; Friday 3, Friday 10, Saturday 11, Friday 17, Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March.

➤ Snowshoeing for the day: Saturdays “Snowshoeing and Farm Tavern”

Guide yourself, enjoy the tranquility of the winter atmosphere and (re)discover the typical food of farmhouses – inns. A mountain guide leads hikers through forests and stubble fields to discover magnificent snowy landscapes: an ideal opportunity to discuss the strategies adopted by flora and fauna to adapt to winter conditions. Lunch is served at the farm lodge to take full advantage of the mountain atmosphere. Timings: Depart at 9am and return to vehicles scheduled between 4pm and 5pm. Prices: 35 euros for adults, 25 euros for children aged 10-16. Meals at the farm – pub are not included in the tour price. This walk is intended for people who regularly do hiking or endurance sports (altitude: + 500 m/- 500 m, distance: 11 km). Minimum age 10 years. Saturdays January 28, February 11, 18 and 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Learn how to build an igloo

➤ Themed snowshoe rides

■ Markstein and family outing at the igloo building

All in the snow. Take advantage of snowy weekends to share a unique moment as a couple with family, friends or colleagues and learn to snowshoe together and, as a bonus, learn to build an igloo. the opportunity to cross beautiful fir forests in search of animal tracks and discover magnificent landscapes. Departure point: in front of the reception house in Markstein. Working hours: 14:00 to 16:00. Prices: 35 euros for adults, 28 euros for teenagers from 12 to 17 years old, 21 euros for children from 6 to 11 years old. January 29, February 12, 19 and 26, March 12 and 26 Sundays.

■ Celebrate Valentine’s Day in snowshoes

Don’t know what to do for Valentine’s Day, but want to surprise him? Join us for a romantic snowshoe hike. During this ride, you will take part in a unique game: Valentine’s Day Special. The rules of the game? A cocktail of love based on challenges. Before you leave, each partner should write on a piece of paper that we will give you 10 questions to ask your partner. At the end of the walk, we offer you a romantic aperitif in the mountains with a menu: pretzel/kougelhopf/crémant d’Alsace. History : February 14. Departure point: Markstein station 14:00. Price: €29 per person.

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